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Wonder Wall Brainstorming Display Template

  • Editable

    Editable:  Word

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  15

  • Year

    Year:  F - 6

Print these cut-out templates and decorations to create an interactive, brainstorming "Wonder Wall" display in the classroom.

Celebrate curiosity in the classroom when you head back to school with classroom decor that’s all about wonder! This printable (and editable) wonder wall classroom display has been designed by our teacher team to inspire big thoughts!

Display Your Printable Wonder Wall Template

Use this teaching resource to create an interactive “Wonder Wall” classroom display. The download includes:

  • an “Our ideas are under construction” speech bubble
  • a “We’re building our knowledge” speech bubble
  • an “Our knowledge is under construction” speech bubble
  • a blank speech bubble
  • brick templates for Wonder Wall questions in different shades of brown
  • brick templates for Wonder Wall questions with an “I wonder…” prompt
  • construction-themed characters, wheelbarrow and bricks decorations

wonder wall classroom display

What’s a Wonder Wall?

Not familiar with this type of display? It’s OK! The Teach Starter teacher team has you covered!

A wonder wall classroom display provides students with the opportunity to record the things they ‘wonder about.’ When a seemingly random question pops up in their mind, when they are engaged in learning about a topic and wonder something that sits a little outside of the lesson plan, they can write out their wonder and add it to the wall.

Then during a designated time, or perhaps as a fast-finisher activity, students are able to research and find out the answer to their question.

  • Some teachers enjoy doing this as a whole class activity, picking one or two wonders off the wall and finding out the answers together. It can be a really fun way to build knowledge, as well as increasing classroom positivity and connection.
  • A wonder wall can also be used as a brainstorming activity at the beginning of a new unit of work, or when starting inquiry-based projects like Genius Hour.

How to Set Up This Wonder Wall

  1. Use the bricks template and decorations included in the download to create a display.
  2. Students write out questions related to topics that they ‘wonder about’ and build a “Wonder Wall’ display.
  3. Students can glue their photo or an avatar or draw a picture of themselves on the left-hand side of the brick.
  4. Once or twice a week you can choose a question from the class’ Wonder Wall and find out the answer to the question. This could be done in small groups or as a class.

cut out decorations for classroom wonder wall

Use the editable Microsoft Word version to create unique speech bubbles for your display, or to type up your students’ questions.

Finish your display with the Wonder Wall Display Banner.

If you are keen to sink your teeth into some more wonderful inquiry-based learning resources, you may like to check out the following:


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  • Nicola Douthett

    It would be cool if it came in other colours too!! I use the speech bubble ones to add kids thoughts to wall displays :)

    • Kristian

      Hi Nicola, Thanks for your suggestion. This is the theme for all of our Genius Hour resources. If you'd like to see alternative versions, please feel free to request a resource here: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community. We create the top request each week. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I'm more than happy to help.

  • Elizabeth Briske


    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Glad you like this template Elizabeth.